Who We Are
The Building Industry Association’s y|GEN is an organization focused on fostering the professional growth and enhancing the cohesiveness of the young professionals in the San Diego home building industry, with the goal of encouraging its members to become active and remain engaged in the BIA, and its leadership opportunities throughout their careers.
Connect with y|GEN
All y|GEN events are free to y|GEN members and include lunch and learns, building tours, mentor program, and happy hours. Click here for a list of scheduled events.
Check out some of the great photos from the events!
y|GEN Board Meeting Dates
Meetings begin at 8:00 a.m. at the BIA office on the 4th Tuesday of each month.
The yGEN March Monthly Board Meeting has been CANCELLED. Please contact Zoe Rashid with any questions.
y|GEN Board Members
|Michaela Fortunato (Chair)||Sunrise Management|
|Melissa Stern (Vice Chair)||C&S Companies|
|Josh Schroeder (Secretary/Treasurer)||SB&O, Inc.|
|Gary Christensen (Past Chair)||Motivational Systems, Inc.|
|Justin Barrett||Pasco Laret Suiter & Associates|
|Taylor Baumann||Kimball, Tirey, & St. John|
|Anna Burnett||H.G. Fenton Company|
|Stephan Gaspar||KirE Builders|
|Marco Meza-Ruiz||Toll Brothers|
|Nate Robeson||Level10 Construction
|Jason Santos||Pasco Laret Suiter & Associates|
|Brent Taylor||Taylor Trim & Supply|
|Estee Williamson||Ei Companies|
|Scott Walsh||Sudberry Properties|
y|GEN Board Members at Large
|Breanna Jackson||Ei Companies|
|Mike Wentz||CityMark Development|
Interested in getting more involved in y|GEN? Apply to be on the y|GEN board for 2020. Fill out the application below and return to Zoe Rashid by September 27th to be eligible.
y|GEN Student Membership
y|GEN is pleased to announce FREE memberships for local students! Any current college student in the San Diego area is welcome to join our y|GEN group and attend all y|GEN events at no cost. This will also allow you to participate in the mentorship program and be paired with a seasoned industry professional. To sign up please complete the form below and return to Zoe Rashid.
The y|GEN Mentor program gives the young leaders in our industry the opportunity to be be paired with and learn from a seasoned industry professional. The 2020 Mentor Program is now closed. We will be accepting applications for our mid-year program beginning in May. If you have any questions please contact Zoe Rashid.